Who is Thelonious Monk?
Come early and stay afterwards to enjoy the music of the Young Musicians Performance Academy and Beachy Cream ice cream sandwiches.
Jazz pianist Eric Reed takes young people on a journey through history and back again to fire up a love of American music. Who is Thelonious Monk? introduces audiences to a pianist/composer who was one of the unmatched geniuses of jazz. His music contained dancing rhythms, dissonant harmonies and wild and fun melodies that were even challenging for the musicians in his band. Everyone will gain an enhanced understanding of what swing really is while learning about one of the greatest musical artists of the 20th century.